[rancid] Rancid - Changing Config Backup Directory

heasley heas at shrubbery.net
Thu Apr 11 16:31:36 UTC 2019

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 02:14:57PM +0000, Thad Davis:
> Hello,
> My company is running Rancid on Ubuntu 16.04. Currently, our server running Rancid is not backed up. If we lose this server, we lose our saved configs. Is there a way to change the default save location for config backups to a UNC network path to a windows server? If this is possible, can you tell me which file to edit with the new save location?

you can use a symlink.  or move it and update rancid.conf.

but, the SCMs use filesystem locking to ensure that processes do not collide.
the onus is yours to ensure that your NFS supports locking properly (I can
not advise you about Windows; suggest that such questions are directed to a
Windows forum).  I would instead recommend that you switch to git and add a
secondary remote (see the rancid FAQ).

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